Free speech lives here; it's not an extreme endeavor but policy discussions and real critique are often lost with nothing more than trolling.
So, let's put the brakes on and see how that goes for a spell. Commenting is handled solely through the third party software Intense Debate. You'll need an account there or with Wordpress meaning choosing an actual name and comment under it. The days of two dozen people or more arguing with each other as "guest" is kaput.
On the up side, MSV held the line in over two years of an attack on speech in Hoboken. Concern about the cynical attempts to obtain your personal information for the amusement of counte$$ is over too.
So, you are protected on two fronts. First, the third party commenting system you register with collects your information, not MSV. You may choose to take an extra measure of protection by creating and registering through a third party email you create solely for that purpose, re: yahoo, gmail, etc. If you are really concerned about the evil forces one day succeeding, you can also deploy third party software to shield your IP address.
Bottom line, let's see how quickly the trolling ends and who has a voice with a "reputation" they wish to value. There are regulars, Hoboken Owl is known as a long time righteous dude, but hey the bird is getting kinda lonely.
Important sidebar: Do not under any circumstances register a name with intensedebate that you have ever registered at Hoboken411. MSV is aware private information was compromised and shared with the worst fascist elements who seek to do harm to others for merely using their First Amendment rights. Similarly, MSV can not guarantee your anonymity is preserved if you use a similar screen name as on the Hudson Reporter. Act accordingly.
So here's the place to pick a name. Choose one and have a good time. Hoboken is listening and so is City Hall.
From time to time, MSV also posts its commenting and copyright policy. For those of inquiring mind, dive in and take a read there too.
|Be a commenter speaking out to Hoboken, not a troll.|
MILE SQUARE VIEW IS MY WEBSITE. IT IS TRULY NOT A FORUM FOR DEBATE, MUDSLINGING OR NAME CALLING—AND OF COURSE DIRECTING SUCH TO THE HOST IS NOT EXCLUDED. MY ONLY GOAL IS TO GIVE BACK TO THE TOWN I LOVE. AND TO REMAIN AMERICA'S MOST BELOVED PONY.
This site is rated R. You may confess the worst thoughts about yourself. You can get if off your chest about how good your boyfriend has been to you and how you still cheat on him all the time. Or that you are not nice to your parents or siblings. But if the language is in poor taste, it risks being edited or deleted. It probably won't but why push it.